NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 19 a Triumph of Surgery CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Question

Was Tricki suffering from any ailment in reality? If not, then what made him inactive and lethargic?

Solution

  • No, Tricki was not suffering from any ailment. It was his greed for food and the love of his mistress that spoilt his health to such an extent.
  • He was being overfed every day and that made him obese and lethargic. That is why his health showed rapid improvement when his diet was controlled.

Question

What kind of treatment was given to Tricki? Did it help in his recovery?

Solution

  • Tricki was given a non-medicinal treatment. His diet regimen was altered depending upon his body՚s response to it. He was kept on liquid diet for the first two days and then his diet was gradually increased.
  • Yes, this treatment did help Tricki as it built up energy in him. He had transformed to an energetic, hard-muscled dog in just a fortnight.

Question

How can you say that it was hard for Mrs. Pumphrey to part with her doting pet?

Solution

  • Mrs. Pumphrey treated Tricki as her own child. She loved him very much.
  • It was very difficult for her to see Tricki in such a situation. She was distraught when she had to make the decision to hospitalize Tricki, for her love for him knew no bounds.
  • It was a terrible and tearful moment for her but she agreed to Herriot՚s suggestion for the betterment of her pet.

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